Our engineering consultants work with various clients to provide engineering advice and technical solutions on different projects. This job involves a range of tasks, including coordinating teams, preparing documentation, and developing project plans. To be successful as an engineering consultant, applicants should have a good knowledge of all areas of engineering in order to analyze different projects and issues. Engineering consultants typically work in an office setting, but often visit sites or clients to assess problems or attend meetings. This role is well suited to people who enjoy problem-solving, have strong IT skills, are organized, and can work to and manage deadlines.

The type of organization an engineering consultant works for will determine the exact roles and responsibilities they take on. Based on job listings we analyzed, an engineering consultant’s duties typically involve:

Project Management

Our engineering consultants work with clients to assess their needs and translate them into designs, equipment, or new systems. From the initial concept stage through to completion, they manage project timelines and oversee all developments.

Plan Technical Solutions

After assessing projects for technical issues, engineering consultants find unique ways to resolve them without affecting the overall completion deadline or affecting the involvement from other departments or external companies.

Build Relationships with Clients

Engineering consultants attend meetings with clients, architects, local authorities, and manufacturers to create a good rapport with them to fully understand their requirements and provide accurate solutions, as well as to provide them with progress updates along the way.